Fairfax Virginia Law Blog
A Thursday afternoon crash in Springfield resulted in the death of one person and the serious injury of another after a car collided with a Jersey wall, ricocheted back into traffic, and struck a second vehicle. According to the report from the Fairfax County Police Department, the incident resulted in the lengthy closure of a large section of Loisdale Road covering the ground between Lois Drive and Newington Road.
Police with the Fairfax County Police Department recently issued a report on the number of DWIs that have taken place throughout Fairfax County during 2017, and the numbers paint a picture that is simultaneously concerning and comforting. The stark facts state that the number of DWI arrests throughout Fairfax County rose between 2016 and 2017 to the tune of nearly 200 people.
Last Thursday, much of the eastern seaboard was rocked by a blast of arctic cold and hurricane-like conditions that brought freezing temperatures and snow to many places that were woefully unprepared for such weather. Our state was not spared the chill, and road conditions especially became rapidly treacherous, especially for those who were forced to commute long distances in the early hours of the morning.
A police chase throughout Herndon that took place on December 30th concluded, thankfully, with the pursued suspect being arrested and given numerous charges. The official report on the incident states that a 33-year-old Sterling resident Rojo-Cervates was driving a vehicle throughout Herndon when, for reasons that were not made clear in the initial report, they became the subject of a police chase. Although the specific reasons behind the police’s pursuit of Rojo-Cervates are not clear, it seems probable, based on the later incidents involving the same man, that he was driving erratically and irresponsibly and police with the Herndon Police Department attempted to make a routine traffic stop which resulted in Rojo-Cervates fleeing from the officers.
New Years Eve is a magical time for billions of people throughout the world. In America as well, we treat the changing of the calendar year as an intensely powerful moment, and we celebrate with unbridled enthusiasm as the last digit on our clocks and phones rolls upwards. It is proof that we are, despite all attempts made by some to roll history back to some previous state, moving into the future. Unfortunately, as well as the celebration, the transition into a new year brings with it a dip into the pool of excess. Drinking and drunk driving are especially common around this time of year, and the accidents associated with these activities are similarly high.
The day after Christmas, a police officer with the Alexandria Police Department was on duty and performing a routine patrol along King Street. The officer in question had been on duty since Christmas day, and the clock on the cruiser’s dashboard had just begun creeping towards 2:00 a.m. It was as the officer neared the intersection of King Street and Henry Street that another vehicle entered the picture. It is believed that this second driver was intoxicated and traveling above the posted limit and that they failed to operate with the caution and care appropriate to the time of day and the posted road laws.
Police with the Fairfax County Police Department are working to tie together all the loose ends of a bizarre series of accidents and assaults that took place throughout Centreville and Herndon a little over a week ago on Wednesday. It began in the Evening, when a man who has since been identified as the 28-year-old Vinson, a resident of Adelphi, Maryland, knocked on the door of a home located in Centreville, along the 6100 block of Early Autumn Drive. The residents of the home say that they do not know the man in question and have no explanation for his subsequent actions.
On Christmas Day, while millions of people throughout Virginia were celebrating the holidays, singing carols, and opening presents, an unnamed individual was driving through Springfield when they lost control of their car and crashed. The Fairfax County Police issued an initial report which details the most important facts around this case, although the report makes clear to point out that the entire incident is still under investigation.
Last Thursday in Centerville, a large dump truck was driving down the southern lanes of Route 28, close to this road’s intersection with Interstate 66, when an incident occurred that resulted in the truck overturning. According to the initial report from the Fairfax County Police Department, the crash involved a car, a box truck, and the already mentioned dump truck. While the report failed to provide many specific details around the events of the accident, it seems that the ordeal began when the dump truck and the car collided in some way.
A little over a week ago, Alexandria firefighters, police officers, and paramedics rushed to the scene of a reported multi-car crash along the 1100 block of Braddock Road. News about the vehicles involved in the crash as well as the condition of those injured is scant, however the Twitter feed of the Alexandria Police Department as well as reporting done on the local Patch website and the Alexandria Times provided the public with the bulk of details available.
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